Global Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Curbing Demand as a Strategy to End Human Trafficking

Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 8, 2012 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room E

The Mason Global Affairs Organization (MGASO), with the strong support of the Global Affairs program, is pleased to host this discussion, featuring panelists:

  • Tina Frundt, Courtney’s House. Ms. Frundt is founder of Courtney’s House, non-profit organization that helps youths escape domestic sex trafficking and commercial sex exploitation.
  • Laura Lederer, J.D., Global Centurion. Ms. Lederer is a legal scholar and former Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons in the Office for Democracy and Global Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. She is founder of Global Centurion, an NGO which seeks to eradicate child sex trafficking by focusing on the demand for trafficked children.
  • John Richmond, Special Litigation Counsel Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Criminal Section, US Department of Justice. The Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit (HTPU) within the Criminal Section consolidates the expertise of some of the nation's top human trafficking prosecutors. John Richmond is a federal prosecutor serving as the Special Litigation Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.
  • Bill Woolf, Detective, Fairfax County Police Department. Detective Woolf is currently assigned to the Fairfax County Police Department's Gang Investigations Unit. He also provides training to law enforcement, social services, schools, and the community on gang awareness, the dangers of gang involvement, and the reality of commercial sexual exploitation of children. 

The panel will be moderated by Dr. T. Mills Kelly, Director of the Global Affairs program, and followed with a question and answer period.

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